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Posted: 4/28/2015 7:08:19 PM EDT
Any help is greatly appreciated.
What are the major differences between the Gen 3 and Gen 4 handguards? The one I'm looking at is still a Gen 3 and it's on sale for $30 off, would it be worth it to wait for the Gen 4? Are they that much better?
Thanks all, Mike
Link Posted: 4/28/2015 7:56:36 PM EDT
I'd ask this over in their forum, so you can get the answer straight from them.

From the looks of it, the attachment system used to secure the rail to the barrel nut is different.
Link Posted: 4/28/2015 8:01:04 PM EDT
Ok I will do that, thank you.
Link Posted: 4/28/2015 8:04:31 PM EDT
Most of the differences are usually in the clamping design.

SLR is always fine tuning their rails which is hard to do when you have a great design and product in the first place.

Gen 1, 2, 3 or 4 you can't go wrong with any of them.
Link Posted: 4/28/2015 8:59:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/28/2015 9:50:54 PM EDT by Philly2123]
Thanks for the info wagonwheel1.

Decided to just go for it, placed my order not long ago.
Thanks again.
Link Posted: 4/29/2015 12:16:58 PM EDT
The gen 3's have helicoil threads in the rails for the clamp bolts. The gen 4's have metal blocks on both sides, with the threads in the blocks instead of the rail. The gen 3 will be a great rail, just don't over tighten your bolts.
Link Posted: 4/29/2015 12:28:45 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By spyderboy03:
The gen 3's have helicoil threads in the rails for the clamp bolts. The gen 4's have metal blocks on both sides, with the threads in the blocks instead of the rail. The gen 3 will be a great rail, just don't over tighten your bolts.
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Great advice. Ask me how I know
Link Posted: 4/29/2015 12:38:08 PM EDT
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Great advice. Ask me how I know
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Originally Posted By Kiltakaze:
Originally Posted By spyderboy03:
The gen 3's have helicoil threads in the rails for the clamp bolts. The gen 4's have metal blocks on both sides, with the threads in the blocks instead of the rail. The gen 3 will be a great rail, just don't over tighten your bolts.

Great advice. Ask me how I know

I've seen it first hand...
Link Posted: 4/29/2015 1:18:54 PM EDT
You won't be unhappy with it. My pistol build loves it.
Link Posted: 4/29/2015 1:56:19 PM EDT
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I've seen it first hand...
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Originally Posted By Kiltakaze:
Originally Posted By spyderboy03:
The gen 3's have helicoil threads in the rails for the clamp bolts. The gen 4's have metal blocks on both sides, with the threads in the blocks instead of the rail. The gen 3 will be a great rail, just don't over tighten your bolts.

Great advice. Ask me how I know

I've seen it first hand...

That scope needs to hurry up and get here
Link Posted: 4/29/2015 2:50:22 PM EDT
Really nice rails and easy to mount. I love mine.
Link Posted: 4/29/2015 8:03:47 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By spyderboy03:
The gen 3's have helicoil threads in the rails for the clamp bolts. The gen 4's have metal blocks on both sides, with the threads in the blocks instead of the rail. The gen 3 will be a great rail, just don't over tighten your bolts.
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Thanks for the advice, I'll keep it in mind.
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